Message from Ambassador Michael Oren:
We are proud to join with the United States of America in celebrating its 237th birthday. The democracy and freedom upon which this great nation was founded are the same values that help form the foundation of the unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. This alliance found its most outstanding expression earlier this year during President Obama's visit to Israel, where he was greeted by crowds exuberantly waving the flags of both of our countries. Since the State of Israel's establishment 65 years ago, the U.S.-Israel alliance has become more robust and multi-faceted. We look forward to continuing to strengthen this friendship.
From the people of Israel to our friends across America, Happy Independence Day!
The Consulate will be closed Thursday, July 4th, and Friday, July 5th in observance of the Independence Day celebration.